November 30, 2023

John Bailey, former Academy President and ‘Groundhog Day’ cinematographer, dead at 81

Former Film Academy President and Hollywood cinematographer John Bailey has died at the age of 81. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the cinematographer died Friday and included a statement from his wife, Carol Littleton. Bailey died “peacefully in his sleep” in Los Angeles, his wife, Littleton, said in a statement distributed […]

Grammys: Recording Academy Says Only ‘Human Creators’ Eligible to Win, No AI-Generated Songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Recording Academy are making several changes to the Grammy Awards, including a rule that stipulates “only human creators” can win the music industry’s highest honor in a decision aimed at the use of artificial intelligence in popular music. “A work that contains no human authorship is not eligible in any

Christian Academy Files Lawsuit After State Says It Cannot Participate In Its Pre-K Program

A Christian preschool is suing Colorado education officials for refusing to allow them access to a universal preschool program because of their religious beliefs about gender and sexuality. The Darren Patterson Christian Academy applied to Colorado’s new Universal Preschool Program (CUPP) for the 2023 school year and was initially approved before the July 1 deadline

Critics hit Academy for snubbing Black actors 8 years after diversity movement: #OscarsSoWhite

Activist April Reign created the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag in protest of the underwhelming diversity at the Academy Awards in 2015, sparking conversation across the web that trickled into the film industry.  Eight years later, the hashtag is back again. Snubs against Black actors and directors – including for films like “Till,” “Nope,” and “The Woman King” […]

Tom Cruise and James Cameron Say ‘No’ to Academy Awards: Both Skip Oscars Despite Best Picture Nominations

They were responsible for the two top-grossing best picture Oscar nominees this year, and both men were no-shows. In a sharp rebuke to the Oscars, Tom Cruise and James Cameron were both conspicuously absent at the 95th annual Academy Awards despite both being nominated in the Best Picture category. Tom Cruise reportedly chose to return to

Exclusive: Republicans Raise Concerns over a Historic Painting Covered at U.S. Marine Academy

Four House Republicans, all of whom attended U.S. military academies, authored a letter raising concerns over media reports indicating a historic painting that memorializes sailors lost at sea during WWII with a depiction of Jesus Christ is being covered up with the threat of removal. The letter obtained by Breitbart News, led by Rep. Mike Garcia (R-CA)

Donald Trump Spends 90 Minutes Shaking Hands with Hundreds of Naval Academy Grads.

President Donald Trump delivered the commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday and vowed to shake the hand of each outgoing student. “I could make this commencement address — which is a great honor for me — and immediately leave and wave goodbye.” “Or, I could stay and shake hands with just the top […]

40 Years Later: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Boots Roman Polanski… Cosby Too

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership. It’s the first major decision since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented revised standards of conduct for its […]

Low Energy: 90th Academy Awards Ratings Are A Total Disaster, Least-Watched Oscars in History.

Correction: Ratings drop was 20 percent from last year. BREAKING: Viewership for the Academy Awards plunged 20 percent from last year to a record-low 26.5 million. — The Associated Press (@AP) March 5, 2018 No, I did not watch the Oscars last night. Sorry, I was not going to be lectured to about gun control […]

OUT AT OSCAR: Motion Picture Academy Votes To Expel Harvey Weinstein

Oscar voters still oddly silent on Roman Polanksi, though. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which votes on and holds the yearly Hollywood self-celebration, the Oscars, voted Saturday to expel embattled film producer Harvey Weinstein after nearly 40 women have come forward to complain the mogul sexually harassed — and even sexually assaulted […]

HYPOCRISY: Academy May Vote To Remove Weinstein While Polanski Still A Member

“Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski among its ranks” In order to save face amidst the bombshell Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, where the movie mogul is alleged to have engaged in habitual sexual harassment of young women for decades, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will convene this weekend to decide whether or not […]